It’s a good time to be a dad on the internet. And I’m not just talking about the increased cultural acceptance of the previously-taboo term “daddy,” either! No, the internet is absolutely gaga over dads–their jokes, their bods, their very way of life–in a way that moms have yet to attain, for reasons that probably stem from the repressive nature of our nation’s patriarchal system. Is this Dad Appropriation? Perhaps, but it remains delightful nonetheless.
Jimi does so much pic.twitter.com/SZSbXjYqMy
— Sara Hendricks (@shendrickslamar) November 22, 2015
Anyway. I do love my dad, personally–his name is James “Jimi” Hendricks, which happens to sound a lot like the name of the fallen rockstar “Jimi Hendrix,” which is always good for a fun fact to throw out if I find myself in a conversational pinch–so I too am complicit in much of the Dad Humor that permeates the net–though, for what it’s worth, there is some exceptional Dad Humor out there. Particularly on Twitter. So, turn on the grill, put on your best Wrangler jeans, and say “Hi Hungry, I’m Dad,” any time anyone says anything to you, even if they didn’t tell you that they’re hungry. Then, you may check out these tweets about dads that are bound to make you laugh:
1. Who’s getting in on the hoverboard trend? Dads:
My dad just sent me these saying, "My first experience on a hover board." pic.twitter.com/r1KqHn0w3y
— Aux Mulder (@bucketsdntlie) March 26, 2016
2. The amazing race:
[gun goes off]
[every runner pretends to be wounded, then laughs and starts the race]
ANNOUNCER: and the annual Dad 5k is underway
— yung farmboi (@gojarbe) September 5, 2015
3. Dads–passionate about maintaining complete control over the remote control:
89. MY DAD DOES THIS IM SCREAMINGhttps://t.co/HwpR44bXl2
— natalia!! (@hazzasvxgue) July 14, 2016
4. And posting subversive chimney photos to Facebook:
This is why I haven't accepted my dad's friend request. pic.twitter.com/cDhR55iz9E
— liv (@oliviagirling) February 2, 2015
5. And wearing your prom dress before you even have the chance to try it on:
Well my prom dress came in today… pic.twitter.com/GdBtHJ5Rlx
— Sydney Rucker (@sydney_rucker) April 19, 2016
A father and son are reunited for the first time in 52 years after being seperated when the Berlin Wall was built pic.twitter.com/k0yH5yRnOZ
— sexual/jumanji (@sexualjumanji) March 14, 2016
7. What would we do without dad jokes?
"This bouncy castle is twice the price of last year"
Please no dad
"..Inflation for you"
*kids start crying*
— Jazmasta (@jazmasta) July 11, 2015
8. Really–what would we do?
Dad jokes FTW pic.twitter.com/3VWXE1C9rC
— James Rhodes (@JRhodesPianist) April 13, 2016
9. No one can say for sure:
Here you go, Merry Christmas!
"Dad, why'd you wrap our gifts in soft fabric?"
Because I wanted to make-
Mom: NO DON'T
My presents felt
— Terry F (@daemonic3) December 21, 2015
My dad comes to me for all his serious photography related questions pic.twitter.com/e7kitMeA9o
— Adam Elmakias (@elmakias) January 15, 2016
11. *Disappointment. But, yeah. Same:
it’s weird how british people say “lift” instead of “elevator” and how my dad says “you are a dissappointment” instead of “i love you”
— Bitch Problems (@omglnsaneTweets) July 14, 2016
12. Daddy problems? Please:
I hate when ppl say "she's a hoe, she got daddy issues"
like haha ya right, I'm a hoe and I have a great relationship with my dad
— madeleine (@maddieisbanging) July 14, 2016
13. You get that money where you can:
When your dad says something really corny but you need that 20 dollars https://t.co/6p0sdM7mn4
— She Wants The D (@SheswantstheD) July 9, 2016
14. Heh. Nice:
When your mom asks "you got McDonald's money?!" and your dad dropped $5.46 in ya account earlier pic.twitter.com/57DZxq5XpX
— Tumblr Things (@tumblrthings) July 7, 2016
When your dad tries to keep up with the trends https://t.co/k2fQAzn8Hx
— Black People Tweets (@BIackPplTweets) July 9, 2016
16. VERY RARE AND TOPICAL DONALD TRUMP/POKEMON GO/DAD TWEET HERE:
When your dad buys you all the Pokemon so you don't have to go outside pic.twitter.com/vegSiT3IB6
— Daniel Hiddleswift (@kibblesmith) July 10, 2016
17. Speaking of politics–is Hillary Clinton secretly a dad?
Hillary with the attempt at a dad joke https://t.co/qiEjxEos6P
— Andrew Kocher (@AndrewKocher) July 14, 2016
18. Who knows. Either way–dads are important:
my dad put dried seaweed on pocky pic.twitter.com/kM8VRmH1js
— michael koh (@ughHugs) August 26, 2015
19. Very important:
My mom kept bugging my dad to get a haircut and so he finally went and came home bald as a joke
— Despina (@despotato) July 14, 2016
A joke doesn't get much more "dad" than this pic.twitter.com/le3C1EOpmx
— Stephen Hudock (@stephen_hudock) July 8, 2016
21. Anyway, make sure to go tell a dad joke today. It’s what your dad would want, really:
Still awesome: that time Larry David annoyed his daughter while touring an old battlefield. pic.twitter.com/47Q5kV2dU1
— Scott Wampler (@LimitedPaper) June 15, 2016
Did you laugh at these tweets? Which one was your fave? Let us know in the comments!